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I probably have more female friends than any man I've ever met. What I like about them is that almost always they're generally mentally tougher, and they're better listeners, and they're more capable of surviving things.
I know for a fact that a lot of actors are desperate and unhappy if their careers are not progressing at what they think is the correct rate. They just go crazy if they're not working. I don't feel I'd be that way. You can always get a few people together and put on a play. Maybe not in New York or L.A., but in a lot of other towns, you can.
It's tough to figure out how do we compete in Europe and North America, when obviously a living wage for us is very different than a living wage in Indonesia.
Some directors expect you to do everything; write, be producer, psychiatrist. Some just want you to die in a tragic accident during the shooting so they can get the insurance.
When you do a really good play, the audience and the performers are looking into the same looking glass, the same microscope. And the specimen they are looking at is human life and that's why I do it, that's why I like it.
You can't work in the movies. Movies are all about lighting. Very few filmmakers will concentrate on the story. You get very little rehearsal time, so anything you do onscreen is a kind of speed painting.
I just start with a pencil and paper. I don't want something too trendy, too fashion-forward. I don't want to make something I consider a regular person couldn't wear with blue jeans. But I don't want to make something that other people make, either - like a skinny black suit in a shiny material that you can buy anywhere.
I lost seventy pounds eating nothing but Jello for 4 months. But of course there is great variety in the colors! I think, if I remember correctly, it's 230 calories for a whole bowl. Maybe 270? In the 5th month, I added fruit.
I'm a little bit phobic about stains on my clothes, so I never travel without a little packet of organic stain remover.
I'm more likely to lose my temper on a film set than almost anywhere. Often the level of idiocy is so exalted that it's impossible to comprehend.
I wouldn't describe myself as lacking in confidence, but I would just say that - the ghosts you chase you never catch.
I don't want to be boring. But that's not always easy.
Theater is so ephemeral, and I love that.
Even if you do succeed most people wouldn't notice anyway.
The world is ruled by violence, or at least the imminent threat of violence. It always has been.
I'm a little bit of a fabric lunatic.
Most of the women that I like have a haunted quality - they're sort of like women who live in a haunted house all by themselves.
I believe in humans.
I don't want a trillion-dollar empire to run.
My father was a very contradictory man.
I find it hard to pre-plan every element of everything I do. It's not my thing.
I was never a fanatical movie person.
I always liked clothes; since I was very, very young, I was interested. I studied costume as part of my theatre education.
I think 1973 was the nadir of fashion. When you watch the coverage from that era, you're struck by the astonishing ugliness of the clothes.
I think when I went to psychoanalysis, I actually believed that people said what they meant. This was my whole problem.
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